Podcasts are a series of audio or video broadcasts that are distributed over the internet. They use a technology called RSS, which makes it easy to “subscribe” to a podcast so you can learn about new episodes as soon as they are published.
Kind of, but podcasts can be downloaded to your computer instead of requiring you to always watch them online. This may seem like a small difference, but it makes podcasts much more flexible.
For audio, mp3 is the most common. Videos are usually mp4 or m4v.
No. A lot of people use iTunes to subscribe to podcasts, but podcasts are used all over the internet and on many different kinds of mobile devices besides iPods.
Go to DailySpilce.com, click “Podcast Directory” then click “Submit Podcast”. You’ll need the RSS feed for the podcast, which can usually be found on the podcast author’s website.
There are many ways it may have got in there. Since anyone can submit podcast feeds, someone else who is a fan of your show may have submitted it. It may also be possible that a computer algorithm found it online and submitted it. Either way, DailySplice doesn’t currently allow anyone to “claim” a podcast, it just lists whatever is in the podcast RSS feed.
PodRank is DailySplice’s podcast ranking algorithm. It automatically ranks podcasts based on their popularity and how good the author is about routinely publishing new episodes.
Make your podcasts short, publish new episodes on a regular schedule, and publish frequently.
Tags are key words that help describe what a podcast is about. Some of the keywords were created by the podcast author, but you can also “tag” podcasts yourself, which means you can add your own keywords to it. This will help others find it and can help you find it again later by listing all the podcasts you have tagged under “My Tags”.
If you register you can subscribe to a daily playlist of episodes from all your favorite podcasts. We try to let you do as much as possible without registering though.
Yes and no. For most people who are just looking for podcasts, you’ll never run into a feature you need to pay for. But DailySplice does offer branded Splice Stations and podcast publishing tools for organizations who want to start podcasting.
First you need an account, then go to “Splice Stations” and click “My Account” to find the password change option.
A podcast system that lets you create, aggregate, and manage multimedia online. Anyone can select their favorite podcasts on DailySplice.com and their Splice Station will create real-time playlists based on the latest and greatest new audio and video clips from those podcasts. The player can also be branded and plugged into your own website.
While anyone can put together a set of podcast on DailySplice and create a station out of them, branded Splice Stations also have a custom look and feel that is meant to fit with an organization’s website. This way, organizations can use Splice Stations to play media content using a branded player on their own website. Contact us to set up a branded Splice Station of your own.
Yes. It plays mp3, mp4, m4v, mov, and flv files.
Just search for podcasts on DailySplice.com and add them by clicking “add to my Station”.
Yes. When you’re in the DailySplice podcast directory, drag and drop the podcasts in your Splice Station (listed in the left sidebar) to prioritize them.
You can get daily playlists either by RSS or email by going to dailysplice.com/settings.
New episodes in your podcast will usually be appear in your Splice Station within an hour of them being released by their original publishers.
“Played” counts the number of times a podcast or episode has been played. A “play” is only counted if the episode was played more than half way though.
When you are playing the episode in the Splice Station player, click “Options…” then “Download this Episode”. You’ll get a browser window that links directly to the media file, which you can then right click to download.
When the episode is playing, hover over the player window and click the thumbs up or thumbs down icon. This will help DailySplice recommend better, more personalized episodes to you in the future.
Splice Studio makes it easy to publish podcasts. Using Splice Studio you can upload your own audio or video files and manage your own podcasts from directly within any Splice Station player.
You can do all this by opening any Splice Station and clicking the menu orb. Make sure you’re signed in, and then click use the “Create a Podcast” to start a brand new podcast, and “Browse my podcasts” to add or manage episodes to existing podcasts or edit podcast details.
Yes. After you set up a Splice Studio account, just email us and let us know the DailySplice usernames of all the people you want to be able to administer any of your podcast.
Audio podcast episodes will usually take up about 1 megabytes every 3 minutes. That means if you made a 30 minute podcast episode it will take up 10 megabytes of storage. It will also use up 10 megabytes of bandwidth every time someone downloads it. For video, multiply everything by at least 3-5 times, or even more if you are encoding very high quality video.
We store the files on a popular web service hosted by Amazon called S3. This means your files are very safe and secure and distributed across many servers around the United States.
Yes. Just upload it wherever you want to store it and then use enter the url that links to the file instead of uploading it when you are adding the episode via Splice Studio.
You’ll need to refresh the browser window for your Splice Station player if you want to see the changes.
No. Well, you can if you really need to, but you’ll have to email us… so try not to make any typos when you name your podcast URL.
Go to the “edit details” section for the podcast you want to insert an intro or exit sound to. Scroll down to the bottom under “Episode Defaults” and add the sounds in mp3 format to the “lead-in” or “lead-out” fields. The sound will automatically be stitched on to the beginning and/or end of all new episodes.
If you want to allow people to subscribe to your podcasts, just provide the podcast RSS feed on your website. You can find the RSS feed by searching for the podcast in the DailySplice.com podcast directory and clicking on RSS feed.
If you want to submit the podcast to the iTunes podcast directory, see the instructions here: http://www.apple.com/itunes/whatson/podcasts/specs.html.
If you just want to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, open iTunes, click “Advanced” then “Subscribe to Podcast” and paste your podcast RSS feed into the provided field.
You’ll need a Splice Studio account number and PIN, then just dial 1-888-229-6377 on any touch tone phone.
You may have publisher access to more than one podcast, so your target podcast is the one that you intend to publish the new episode to.
Anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes depending on how long the episode is.
Log into any Splice Station and then click the menu orb, then account details, then enter your phone number in the “Caller ID” field.
Log into any Splice Station and then click the menu orb, then account details.
In the Splice Studio automated phone menu choose “record and publish later”. After you’ve finished your recording, log in to any Splice Station, go to browse my podcasts, and find the podcast where you recorded the new episode to. You’ll find the episode with the status “Draft”. Just click “Edit” to change the details and publish it.
Log into any Splice Station and then click the menu orb, then account details. Select the defauly podcast from the drop down menu.